Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The naked city - smh.com.au

April 22 2003
The Sun-Herald

The bodies of 750 women spell out "no war" in Byron.

Is it getting hot in here? Everyone is taking off their clothes - in magazines, on hillside or the city street. Zoe Johnson tracks the flesh fest.

Naked bodies are easy to find: at anti-war protests, on catwalks, boarding nude flights and promoting products, not to mention the limbs, breasts, bits and bums on the web, in art and on stage. Frankly, it's hip to strip....

Other nude news is Playboy's call for Starbucks' "coffee-making cuties" to pose in an upcoming issue, 31 couples tying the knot naked in a mass wedding at Montego Bay on Valentine's Day and Italian photographer Alberto Magliozzi's 2003 calendar of undressed women, inspired by the life of Christ, showing a bare-breasted "Virgin Mary" in heels in April, with September featuring a shot of the "Virgin Mary" breastfeeding. Despite nude calendars being a multi-million dollar business in Italy, many Italians are not impressed. Just across the border, in southern France, thousands of families still gather at the nudist town of Cap d'Agde...."

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